[OSM-dev] Osmosis patch for filtering ways

Karl Newman siliconfiend at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 13:58:45 GMT 2008


On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 8:47 AM, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> > I have in the works another method to filter ways based on tag
> > content. Cristoph's method is straightforward and simple and can be
> > completely contained on the command line, which is nice. Mine is
> > file-based because I plan to use the same file to control how
> > tiling works and also how routable Garmin GPS maps are generated.
> > With this method you could have a single rule file which could be
> > used for all these things--filtering to select the elements you
> > want, slicing an OSM file into tiles, then creating routable maps
> > from those tiles.
>
> Maybe it would be possible to use your more complex filter system
> internally, but still offer an alternative fully command-line based
> entry with limited functionality. So that people would not be forced
> to create a filter file jsut because they want railroads only.
>
> Bye
> Frederik
>

Yes, that's what I was suggesting, to keep Christoph's easy method
available. I was just mentioning that I had another implementation, in order
for BrettH to be able to consider any necessary architectural changes to
support both methods.

Karl
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